AIRBASE is the Bibliographic Database of the AIVC. It contains publications and abstracts of articles related to energy efficient ventilation. Where possible, sufficient detail is supplied in the bibliographic details for users to trace and order the material via their own libraries. Topics include: ventilation strategies, design and retrofit methods, calculation techniques, standards and regulations, measurement methods, indoor air quality and energy implications etc. Entries are based on articles and reports published in journals, internal publications and research reports, produced both by university departments and by building research institutions throughout the world. AIRBASE has grown and evolved over many years (1979 to present day, over 22000 references and 16000 documents available online). For most of the references, the full document is also available online.

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Surveys existing studies of natural ventilation which are of two types; full scale studies of small domestic buildings and analogue studies, mainly electronic digital analogues.
Bilsborrow R.E.
Presents results obtained from a digital analogue method of calculating infiltration rates in building. The results are compared with a set of full-scale observations carried out by G.T.Tamura and A.G. Wilson. (abstract no.192).
Bilsborrow R.E.
Reviews current status of research in North and South America relevant to the prediction of tall building behaviour in response to wind.
Dalgliesh W.A. Marshall R.D.
Summarizes previous work on natural background radiation levels and reports some new data from Boston Mass.
Yeates D.B. Goldin A.S. Moeller D.W.
Many aspects of window performance cannot be adequately predicted from basic principles, hence a number of standard tests are evolving for evaluation of some of the primary ones. The tests are widely used in product standards, along with
Wilson, A. G.; Sasaki, J. R.;
Presents calculation principles and results of investigation into air infiltrating into a high rise building, based upon assumed equality of pressures on staircases and in the rooms halfway up the building.
Maszcynski E.
Discusses the principles involved in measuring air change rates using tracers and gives the theory. Outlines the preparation of the tracer and the test procedure in stables.
Gottling K. Domber H. Hilleger H. Vogg H.
Describes study and operating principles of device allowing a window (or more usually a light-weight cladding unit) to be placed in variable temperature conditions simulating actual summer and winter conditions, in order to determine the airtightn
Fleury G. Thomas M.
Discusses the problems of modelling natural wind in a wind tunnel and notes lack of comparison between full-scale and wind tunnel studies. Reviews past work which often shows marked discrepancies in wind tunnel data.
Torrance V.B.
A comprehensive manual describing theory and techniques of thermography as used to determine insulation defects in buildings. Describes operation of infrared camera and theory of interpretation of thermograms.
Paljak I. Pettersson B.
Describes a photo-electric technique for instant determination of contaminant concentration in wind tunnel studies of stack gas dispersion.
Motycku J. Leutheusser H.J.
Bankvall C. Sandberg Pi.
Reports experiments using sulphur hexafluoride as a tracer gas to obtain quantitative data on actual residence time distributions in rooms and hallways and contamination caused by reentry of laboratory fume hood exhausts into a building.
Drivas P.J. Simmonds P.G. Shair F.H.
Investigates use of an array of spires, located at the entrance to the working section of a conventional wind tunnel, as a means of generating thick shear layers with properties similar to those of the neutrally-stable atmospheric wind.
Standen N.M.
By-product gypsum, produced as a waste in the phosphate industry, could be used in bulk as a building material but it has a higher radium content than other building material.
O'Riordan M.C. Duggan M.J. Rose W.B. Bradford G.F.
Discusses flow of air between two rooms through an open door. Considers 6 cases with and without mechanical ventilation and with a temperature difference between the two rooms. Gives examples of the calculation of air flow.
Bouwman H.B.
Measures the pressure on the outlet of a flue on a free-standing scale model in the wind tunnel at IG-TNO, as a function of the height of the flue outlet above the roof, of its position on the sloping roof and the pitch of the roof.
Lugtenburg A.